Proposed Regulation: Carpets and rugs with PFASs


Announcement: Extension of 45-Day Comment Period and Postponement of Hearing

On February 28, 2020, notice was given that that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) proposes to adopt regulations listing Carpets and Rugs Containing Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances as a Priority Product. On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency in California, as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 20, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a “shelter-at-home” order to preserve public health and safety. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the public hearing originally scheduled for April 13, 2020, shall be postponed to May 15, 2020, and conducted remotely using a teleconference line. The public comment period shall also be extended until the date of the virtual public hearing.

For details on the hearing and to see the extension notice that was mailed out on April 30, 2020, click here.

DTSC, 30 April 2020